|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2013||high||not assessed||not assessed|
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A very large tidal inlet with sandy islands, in the south-east corner of Qatar.
Breeding species include Pandion haliaetus and Sterna caspia (1 pair, October 1981). In winter, large concentrations of Phoenicopterus ruber are reported to occur, and significant numbers of other waterbirds may also occur, including Phalacrocorax carbo, P. nigrogularis, waders and gulls Larus and terns Sterna.
Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals: unidentified whales recorded, possibly Balaenoptera edeni (K). The area may be an important feeding ground for dolphins. Reptiles: the site may be an important feeding ground for sea-turtles (globally threatened).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Khor al-Udeid. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2020.